Art Exhibition 2008

The 79th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition will open its doors on Saturday, September 20. It is the first and most continuous art event exhibiting the works of Delaware Valley artists. This show which accepts only artists living within a 25 mile radius of Phillips’ Mill is considered to be an important way to see the works of this areas best artists. The Exhibition takes place each fall and is not only a favorite with local art lovers, but also draws collectors and gallery as well as auction owners from New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey and other areas. As all pieces are for sale, this is a wonderful opportunity to purchase some great art.

Over the past 78 years, the Art Committee has welcomed artists working in a wide variety of media and styles thus keeping the annual event fresh and in pace with the larger American Art Scene. Oils, watercolors, prints, mixed media, drawings and sculpture are all well represented. The Exhibition includes modern and abstract work as well as traditional styles. This is a juried show with jurors chosen from artists and educators that change annually. This years panel of jurors for Painting and Graphics included, artists Douglas Wiltraut, Carole Pickle and Michael Kuncevich. Jurors for sculpture were artists James Gafgen and Kristy Krivitsky. Of the approximately 400 pieces of art submitted by artists this year, the panel of jurors had the most difficult task of narrowing it down to 93 pieces for inclusion in this years show.

Each year a variety of cash awards are presented to the artists at the discretion of the jurors. This year 32 awards are being presented with a total cash amount of $13,900.00.

Phillips’ Mill 79th Juried Art Exhibition will open its’ doors to the public on Saturday, September 20 and run through Saturday, October 25. The show is open daily from 1- 5pm. Adults-$3 Seniors-$2 Students-$1. The Exhibition is held at the Historic Phillips’s Mill, 2619 River Rd., 1 1/2 miles north of New Hope.

Award Winners 2008

Patrons’ Award for Painting
Donald Patterson of New Hope, PA “Brownsburg Road”

Patrons’ Award for Drawing, Pastel or Printmaking
Robert Miele of Buckingham, PA “In Repose”

Patrons’ Award for Sculpture
Mark Pettegrow of Point Pleasant, PA “Icari 2 – Peremelion”

Radclyffe Gallery & Framing Award for Traditional Bucks County Landscape
Susan M. Blubaugh of Milford, NJ “Autumn Meadow”

Phillips’ Mill Art Committee Award in Memory of Barry Snyder
John Rodgers of Erdenheim, PA “Out on a Whim”

The Hughes Award To An Artist Exhibiting at Phillips’ Mill for the First Time
Michael Budden of Chesterfield, NJ “Winter on Main St.”

Award for Landscape Oil Painting in Memory of Joseph Marabito Jr.
Robert Miller of Elkins Park, PA “On the Road to Chipping-Camden”

The Stoner Award in Memory of Richard Grant Stoner
Colette Sexton of Lambertville, NJ “Winter on Witherspoon”

The Lydell and Barbara Christensen Award
Marie Colette of Glenside, PA “Westchester Farm”

Casimir A. and Jane P. Sienkiewicz Award
for a Traditional Painting in the Style of the New Hope School

Jan Lipes of Doylestown, PA “Winter Lambertville”

Award in Memory of Ellen Pearson Sutton
Colin Hunt of Pipersville, PA “The Doylestown Courthouse”

Award in Celebration of the People of New Orleans
Given by Kathy Schroeher and Jim Clare

John McDevitt of New Hope, PA “Evolution”

The Solebury School Award for Oil Painting in Memory of the Founders-Laurie York Erskine, Julian Lathrop, Robert Shaw, Arthur Washburn
Robert J. Seufert of Fairless Hills, PA “Sticks and Stones”

Award for Oil Painting in the Style of New Hope Impressionism
Given by Paul and Harriet Gratz

Alan Fetterman of Doylestown, PA “Waterwheel”

E. Jane Given Memorial Award for Watercolor
in Honor of Mary Elizabeth Allison

Tom Chesar of Stockton, NJ “Lobster Shack”

The Harlov-Dalas Award for Depiction of the Human Spirit
Ken Eisenhart of Quakertown, PA “Avianoid”

Award for Realistic Landscape of the Delaware Valley
Given By William and Maureen Harvey

Patrick Seufert of Fairless Hills, PA “Downstream”

Award for Painting in Memory of Arthur J. and Linda Ricker
Nina Martino of Blue Bell, PA “Untitled (Stop, Look Listen Series)”

Phillips’ Mill Community Association Award in Memory of Peter Redman
Leslie Ross Stephens of Pittstown, NJ “Last Rays of Sun”

Award in Loving Memory of Linda Slaughter for
Watercolor with a Bucks County Theme From the Tally Family

Charles R. Ross of Schwenksville, PA “Cuttalossa Woods”

Crystal Springs Farm Award for Oil Painting
Tom Foral of Doylestown, PA “Art Glass”

The Toia Family Award in Memory of Ann Taxiarkis
George Thompson of Doylestown, PA “Tatiana”

Award for Abstract Work Given by Mary Ann Reeser and Stephen Quickel
W. Carl Burger of Stockton, NJ “Netherworld”

Award for Work on Paper in Memory of Anita Groenendahl
Given by Joseph and Anne Gardocki

Nancy Bentley of Doylestown, PA “Rope Tree”

The Lacey Family Award for Small Landscape in Oil
Joe Kazimierczyk of Hillsborough, NJ “Towards Lumberville”

In Memoriam: Constance M. Oliver
Bob Richey of Warminster, PA “Sunset Over Albemarle Sound”

Des Champs Gallery Award
Sheila Letven of Meadowbrook, PA “Seaside”

Fred Beans Family of Dealerships Award for Watercolor
Karen Hoffman of Wycombe, PA “Squash”

Lisa James Otto Country Properties Award for Oil Painting
Mark McCoy of Perkasie, PA “In the Mountains”

Award for a Scene of New Jersey Given by Robert S. Pritchett
in Loving Memory of His Parents Clarence and Marion Pritchett

Robert Sakson of Trenton, NJ “Lowell Hunters Farm”

The Inn at Phillips Mill Award for Sculpture in Memory of Shaun M. Miller
Mary Sand of Pipersville, PA “Young Hunter”N.T.

Calloway Real Estate Award
Sandra L. Jones of Burlington, NJ “Reflections of the Isabella Rose”

2 Honorable Mentions for Sculpture
Sheila Watson Coutin of Stockton, NJ “Connected”
Dortha Jacobson of New Hope, PA “Watcher”